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immediately settled ; that such appropriation should be made in quarterly payments, and that the sum remaining unpaid should be paid by the end of the current year.

The committee would also recommend that the Grand Corresponding Secretary notice in each number of the Official Magazine, the receipt of all letters, and where money is enclosed, the amount shall be stated, which shall be considered as a receipt for the same.

Your committee find the expenses of the Official Magazine for nine months, as furnished by the Agent, to be as follows, viz: Cash paid printer,

$1,075 50 Notes given by Agent,

511 37 Cash paid Editor,

100 00 Postage and boxes,

18 63 Interest on $1,194 82 for six months,

35 82 Commission on $508 25 at 25 per cent.

149 56

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$932 13 The committee find from the above statement that there is due the Agent, P. G. Sire Thomas Wildey, 8932 13, and whatever may accrue at the end of his term, January 1, 1843, the committee would recommend that he be given a certificate for the same, after being duly audited, to be paid by his successor, from time to time, as funds may come into his hands.

There is an extra charge in the printing bill of $168, for furnishing a better article in paper, and that if it is allowed in the three remaining Nos. there will have to be added to the expense of the Official Magazine, for the year, the sum of $231 above the contract made by the parties in the business. Although not properly a su bject for your committee, yet it is deemed necessary that an expression should be made by this Grand Lodge.

CHARLES MCGOWAN,
WILLIAM S. STEWART,

ALBERT CASE. Resolved, That the Agent be directed to pay the amount due the Editorial Department, as soon as the funds are to be spared for the purpose. Also, that $1000, be appropriated for the Editor, for the ensuing year, and that the same be made in quarterly payments, if possible, by the Agent.

Resolved, That the Grand Coresponding Secretary, Grand Treasurer, and Rep. Marley, be a committee to audit the accounts of the Agent, at the end of his term, and that they give a certificate of such amount as may be due him, which amount his successor will pay over as soon as the funds will permit.

Resolved, Thai the amount stated in the report as extra charge for paper be allowed.
On motion, the report was accepted.
The first and second resolutions were separately adopted.
The question recurring on the third resolution.

P. G. Sire Glazier moved that the subject be referred to Rep’s McGowan, of New York; Guild, of Massachusetts; and Tyler, of Kentucky, with power to inquire into, and adjust the claim, which was decided in the affirmative.

Rep. English, of Virginia, from the Committee on Returns, made the following report, which was read and accepted.

To the R. W. Grand Lodge of the United States :

The committee appointed to examine the returns and reports from Grand Lodges and Grand Encampments, as also subordinate lodges and Encampments, ask leave to submit the subjoined report.

On inspection your committee find the following state Grand Lodge and Grand Encampment reports made out in the form prescribed by the Grand Lodge of the United States, namely: The reports of the Grand Lodges of Connecticut, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, New York, Massachusetts, and the District of Columbia; from the Grand Encampments, the reports of New York, Maryland and Ohio.

The annexed report refers to subordinate lodges and Encampments, the whole of which we have ascertained to be in conformity with the law regulating reports, namely: Far West Lodge, Arkansas; Florida Lodge, Jacksonsville, Florida; Iowa, No. 1, Iowa; Merrimack Lodge, No. 7, Massachusetts; Oglethorpe Lodge, No. 1, Georgia. The reports from the Encampments that follow, are correct: Marley Encamament, No. 2, District of Columbia ; Neilson, No. 2, Virginia ; Wheeling, No. 3, Virginia ; Jerusalem, No. 4, Virginia; Damascus, No. 9, Virginia; Salem, No. 10, Virginia; Oriental No. 2, Connecticut; Mt. Ararat, No. 3, New Jersey; Trenton, No. 2, New Jersey; Sassacas, No. 1, Connecticut; Wildey, No. 1, Louisiana ; Columbia, No. 1, District of Columbia; Mt. Ararat No. 1, Alabama.

Your committee will now proceed to call attention to the several reports from Lodges and Encampinents, which present on their face inaccuracies: and first, the Grand Lodge of the state of Pennsylvania, is informal in its report—in that there is no mention made of rejections, admissions or withdrawals by card, re-instatements, and also in the proper heads. Indiana state Grand Lodge report is deficient as above, with this addition, that there is no statement made of expulsions or deaths. Illinois state Grand Lodge report is wanting in the same matter as the above, in addition there is no returns given of P. G. Masters. Mississippi Grand Lodge report is out of form in its arrangement, although all the matter required by the laws of the Grand Lodge of the United States is taken notice of in said report.The report of the Grand Lodge of the state of Louisiana, deficient as the above. Delaware Grand Lodge report, informal in its arrangement. Grand Lodge of Kentucky makes no mention of the number of deaths nor re-instatements. Grand Lodge of Ohio, irregular in the relief report —they only communicate the aggregate amount expended for said purpose, without being specific as to objects. Grand Lodge of South Carolina report, no re-instatements mentioned. Alabama state Grand Lodge incorrect, wanting the proper seal. Missouri Grand Lodge, irregular in its arrangement.

The committee have not seen relief reports from either of the following state Grand Lodges : Pennsylvania, Indiana, Mississippi, Louisiana, Delaware and Illinois.

The reports from the subjoined named subordinate lodges and Encampments, are not in strict conformity with the forms adopted by the Grand Lodge of the United States : Mobile Lodge, No. 2, Alabama, incorrect in tabular arrangements. Weldon Lodge, No. 1, North Carolina, irregular as above stated. Galveston Lodge, No. 3, in the republic of Texas, wanting in arrangement. Alabama Lodge, No. 1, informal.

Encampments.--Palmetto Encampment, No. 1, South Carolina, irreg. ular in the arrangement. Glazier Encampment, No. 7, Virginia, incorrect in form and detail. Lynchburg Encampment, No. 8, Virginia, wholly informal. Mt. Ararat, No. 1, Alabama, incorrect in its tabular ar. rangement. Wildey, No. 1, Mississippi, informal in its arrangement. Louisiana, No. 2, Louisiana, incorrect throughout. Wildey, No. 2, Indiana, is wanting in proper arrangement.

Your committee before taking leave of the matter which is suggested to them by having the foregoing reports under their consideration, would respectfully insist that the forms prescribed by the Grand Lodge of the United States should, in the future, be tenaciously adhered to.

Respectfully submitted.

WILLIAM M. ENGLISH,
RICHARD MARLEY,

CHRISTIAN BUCHER. Rep. McGowan, of New York, from the committee on the Official Magazine, made the following report, which was accepted and the resolution accompanying the same, unanimously adopted. To the R. W. Grand Lodge of the United States :

The committee on the Official Magazine most respectfully ask leave to offer the following resolution for the consideration of the Grand Lodge.

Resolved, That in the event of a deficiency of collections necessary to continue the publication of the Official Magazine, the Agent be authorized to effect a loan for the purpose of meeting the paymeuts. All of which is respectfully submitted.

CHARLES MCGOWAN,
WILLIAM S. STEWART,

ALBERT CASE. On motion of P. G. Sire Glazier, and at the request of the Grand Sire. he was excused from appointing the select committee provided' for in the resolution referring the Work of the Order for revision.

After prayer from the Grand Chaplain, the Grand Lodge adjourned sine die.

JAMES L. RIDGELY,
Grand Corresponding and Recording Secretary.

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Dr. GRAND LODGE of the United States in account with ANDREW E. WARNER, Grand Treasurer.

Cr. 1841. Sept. 27, To cash, N. Hickman, bill, $ 5 25 1841. Sept. 26, By balance on hand,

$ 51 56
28,

returned to the G. Encamp. of Ohio, 16 88 Nov. 3, By cash from G. Secretary Ridgely, to date, 369 26
Oct. 13,
T. Davids, bill,

35 50
5, By draft on Mobile,

321 60
Nov. 3, Robert Neilson, for printing, 300 00 1842. March 24, By cash from G. Secretary Ridgely, to date, 715 74
19, G. Sire John A. Kennedy, bill, 27 74 Sept. 14,

Actg Sec. R. Neilson, to date, 625 26
1842. Jan. 10,
S. Edwards, bill,

50 00

22,

G. Secretary Ridgely, to date, 817 97
March 15,

J. L. Ridgely, in part as G. Secry, 200 00
30,

P. G. S. Ť. Wildey, in part on bill, 100 00
June 22,

do

do 158 00 July 18, do

do 126 00 Sept. 3 collecting three drafts

1 50
5

postage by order of G. Sec’y, to date, 82 23
14,
collecting drafts,

26
20
G. Chatillon, bill,

68 00 23 R. Neilson, printing,

60 00
J. L. Ridgely, Grand Secretary, - 200 00
P. G. S. Ť. Wildey, bill,

10 00
A. E. Warner, G. Treasurer, salary, 50 00
H.R. Kneass, trav. exp. as D.G. S. 25 00
S. Vn Sickell, bill,

10 00
24,
J. E. Chamberlain, bill,

18 50 I. P. Cook, stationary,

22 19 R. Neilson, printing,

61 98 J. L. Ridgely, bill,

25 90
G. J. Ireland, bill,

17 00
P. G. Sire John A. Kennedy, bill, 80 10
26,
discount on uncurrent funds,

62 68
P. G. S. T. Wildey, bill,

30 00
J. L. Ridgely, Eng. mission in part, 312 00
I. D. Williamson, Eng. mis. in do. 300 00
William Bayley, bill,

15 00
“ To balance on hand, uncurrent funds, 264 50
" To balance on hand, current funds,

138 67 $2901 39

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Annual Report of Grand and Subordinate Lodges to the R. W. Grand Lodge of the United States, I. 0. 0. F, for the

year ending September, 1842.

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G L. of Maryland,

Baltimore,
Md. 24 596 177 5 313) 11 $ 13,227 21 2,337 271 39 20

3,551 08 828 22

499 59 975 25 6,336 27
Massachusetts,

Boston,
Mass. 7

202
2 1 20
2,056 45 310 57 1 3 92 00 30 00

55 71 187 71
New York,

New York, N. Y. 62 2692 351 21 512 6 59.494 68 8,763 2139 96 53 20,955 691 1521 37 63 00 2302 18 24,842 24
Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Penn.

53 1266 242

21 726 8 20,521 70 4,403
District of Columbia, Washington, D. C. 7 200 21 2 105 6 4,762 44 631 141 7 6 1,413 06 261 27 45 25 245 491,965 07
Delaware,

Wilmington,
Del. 3 58

1
4

583 45 102
Ohio,

Cincinnati,

Ohio. 10 79) 191 7,173 441 1,311

1,738 24
Louisiana,
New Orleans, La. 2 6 59 1
3 1,178 92 92

443 00
16 New Jersey, Trenton, N. J. 10 368 13 2 47 5 3,591 36 7491 17

2 407 10

50 00 129 00 586 10 Kentucky, Louisville, Ky. 12 1401

3 5,385 60 577 32

9 1,374 57 136 62 10 00 114 00 1,635 19 Virginia, Richmond, Va. 20 453 118 17 164 5 7,311 55 1,551 83

8 1,163 36 901 00 163 75 357 50

2,485 61
Indiana,
Madison, Ind. 9 47

2,006 00 413
Mississippi,
Natchez, Mi.
6 85 42 6

3,537 90 394
Missouri,
St. Louis, Mo. 5 137 18 3 57
4,398 58 326

613 80
Illinois,
Springfield, III.
8 56 15 5

1.101 01 143
Connecticut, New Haven, Conn.
6 423 7 JU 36 1 6,435 20 756 66

1,127 42
55 00

60 00

1,242 42 Tennessee,

Nashville,

Tenn.
4 107 1 1 17 1 2,663 45 200

253 18
Texas,

Houston,

Texas,

3 South Carolina,

Charleston,

S. C. 5 597 21 16 23 1 9,523 46 731 24

2 460 00 60 00

65 00

585 00
Alabama

Mobile,

Ala. 2 20 12 8 26

4,232 35 106

2 62 00 83 00

159 00 274 00 Iowa, No. 1, Mineral Point, W. T. 1 2

123 99 21 Far West, “1, Little Rock, Ark. 1 27 13 945 25 69

113 00
Florida,
u 1, Jacksonville, E. Flo. 1 71
1,547 86 61

135 00
Weldon,
4 1, Weldon,

16

250 25 12
Cape Fear,

Wilmington,
N. C. 3 38

509 47 53 Washington, Murfreesb'o,

416 99 Oglethorpe, ui, Savannah, Ga. 1 37

741 15

49 1265 783610971 1982289 63 $ 163,719 71/ 24,1602834 160 107 830,596 28 83876 63 8 831 59 84463 1318 43,435 83

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